First off - DHTMLX is a great tool. I am a very novice programmer and have been able to solve a lot of problems with the framework. Very simple to use. I had no issues integrating it with wordpress for a beginner friendly environment.
I am having an issue using grid with live update. The system is working very well, but I have links in my grid. Every time a client fires off an update the link turns into a null value (if the grid object is set to link). If the like is set to a read only entry the link properly displays until an entry is made, at that point the link is turned into just the text from the link.
Though off of the main question: is there a way to send information to the clients when the database is updated by something other than DHTMLX? Say a script changes a number - how would one go about telling the clients the number was changed?